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Seoul National Science Museum 국립서울과학관

  • +82-2-3668-2200
  • www.ssm.go.kr
215, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

The Seoul National Science Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1945. It was destroyed during the Korean War (1950-1953) and was later rebuilt at its current location in 1972. The museum features a range of exhibition halls and hands-on programs offering visitors an opportunity to experience the principles of science. In addition, the programs focus on nurturing the creativity of children and helping children better understand science.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3668-2200

・Parking Facilities : Available

* Not available for buses.
* Parking spaces are limited, so use of public transportation is recommended.
* Cars with plate numbers ending in specific numbers are not allowed to access the parking lot on designated days: Monday (1, 6), Tuesday (2, 7), Wednesday (3, 8), Thursday (4, 9), Friday (5, 0)

・Parking Fees : * Small cars (less than 15 passengers):
First 2 hours: 2,000 won
Each additional 30 minutes: 500 won
Daily parking: 10,000 won

・Closed : Mondays (the following day, if Monday is a holiday)

・Admission Fees : Adults (ages 20-64): 1,000 won / Group: 500 won
Children & Youths (ages 7-19): 500 won / Group: 300 won
* Group: 30 people or more

・Operating Hours : 09:30-17:30 (Last admission: 16:30)

Program Information

Green Science Experience Zone
Operating hours: 10:00-16:00 (lunch time: 12:00-13:00)
Participation fees: Free
Description: Making rubber balls, pinwheels, toy ducks, toy monkeys, and walking toys with easily found materials like paper cups, wooden chopsticks, and straws.  

Magic Hands
Operating hours: 10:30-16:00
Participation fees: White wax: 3,000 won / Color wax: 4,000 won
Description: Making a model of your hand in various shapes with wax.
How to participate: In order of arrival / reservations required for groups of over 30.
Inquiries: +82-2-745-6713, +82-10-5496-6713

Ceramic Experience Class
Operating hours: 09:30-17:00 (lunch time: 11:30-12:30)
Participation fees: 10,000 won~
Description: Designing and making ceramics
How to participate: Advanced registrations required. (10 people per class)
Inquiries: +82-2-747-8345, +82-10-4339-8345

Reservations

Access

Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 4.
Walk 10 minutes towards Changgyeonggung Palace.
The museum is located next to the palace.

[Bus]
Take Bus 102, 104, 106, 107, 140, 143, 150, 151, 162, 171, 172, 272 or 301.
Get off at Changgyeonggung Palace.

215, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 4 Hyehwa (혜화)- 431.8m

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